Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas

What on earth can I make to go with the Margarita Shrimp Tacos I just made? Hmmm… This could be a tough one. Oh, wait, no it’s not–I’ll make a margarita! I have pinned tons of margarita recipes, but this Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas recipe stood out. It caught my eye because it reminded me of the Charred Lemon, Rosemary and Coriander Gin and Tonics I made when I first started my blog. It’s not even close to Cinco de Mayo, but I really don’t care. I need a margarita (or two)!

These Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas put all others to shame. Smoky, citrusy, and oh-so refreshing, this margarita is fit for Cinco de Mayo.

Recipe Author: Lauren Grant at Zestful Kitchen
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The Ingredients

I lucked out and had a lot of the ingredients for this margarita recipe. I had to buy the produce, tequila, and salt. I’m no margarita expert, and I thought margarita salt was just coarse salt. Not true! It’s actually a blend of coarse salt and citrus zest.

You can buy it, but I decided to make mine using this margarita salt recipe. It was super easy and the fresh orange and lime zest was so good! It only took 5 minutes and made exactly the amount needed for the Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas recipe. Nice!

Charred Lime & Jalapeño Margaritas Ingredients
Sugar, silver tequila. jalapeño peppers, margarita salt, limes, bitters, and orange liqueur

The Process

I did need to plan a little when I decided to make this cocktail. None of the steps were difficult, but the jalapeno simple syrup needed time to cool before I could use it. Here’s how I spent my time:

  • 5 minutes to make the jalapeno simple syrup*
  • 13 minutes to make and garnish the margaritas
  • 18 minutes total (*Cooling time for the simple syrup not included)

I actually made the simple syrup the day before the margaritas, then I popped it into the refrigerator overnight. I imagine it was cooled in an hour or two, and I probably could have made the margaritas the same day if I made the syrup that morning. I’m just not that motivated in the A.M.

Times to char the jalapenos and limes were not listed, but they only took a few minutes in my grill pan:

  • 3 minutes to char the limes
  • 4 1/2 minutes to char the jalapenos

I mixed the chili powder into the margarita salt and rimmed the glasses while I waited on the limes and peppers. Then it was just a matter of juicing the charred limes and shaking up the margarita ingredients. I’m not usually a garnish person, but they really made these drinks so pretty.

Making the margarita salt
Making the margarita salt

So how was it?

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This margarita was a harmonious blend of sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy. The jalapeno simple syrup and chili powder mixed in with the rimming salt give it just a touch of spice--it's just enough that you taste a little spice with each sip. Otherwise, this is a solid margarita base that's taken to the next level with the charred lime juice. It adds a nice depth of flavor. This recipe was easy to make and fairly quick, just make sure to plan ahead so the jalapeno simple syrup has time to cool.
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